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12.072015Use of X-rays to control art piecesCategory "Miscellaneous" | No comment


Let's focus on a less conventional aspect of NDT: The NDT for cultural heritage.

For over a century, scientists and historians agreed on the use of the Roentgen invention to perfect our knowledge of art pieces.

Radiography provides essential information on the present condition of the works of art, on the techniques of manufacturing or assembly which have been used to make them, and on the evolution of pieces of art over time (anterior restorations / degradation over time). 

Many museums use radiography equipment not only to analyze paintings but also sculptures and mummies.

Radiographs of works of art have also brought surprises (superimposed paintings…) and have allowed a better understanding of the life of the artists. For example, we can mention "A patch of grass" of VAN GOGH (Kröller-Müller Museum, Otterlo, Netherlands) that hides the portrait of a peasant woman painted a few years ago before the famous painting.

Radiography also has in some cases led to authenticate an original painting from several copies examining the accuracy of strokes.

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11.172015EXTENDE supports the Global CompactCategory "Miscellaneous" | No comment

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The commitment to the Global Compact is an initiative born from management, but it has very quickly brought about the enthusiasm of the company's employees. The aim was to engage the company not only in a process of social responsibility but also to attract new talent by promoting corporate ethics by emphasizing our commitment to social causes.

For EXTENDE, respect of others, of their values and environment are synonymous with modernity and pride for the entire team.

In October 2012, just two years after its creation, EXTENDE embarked on this adventure. Our commitment has allowed us to formalize an already present mindset in our organization, respect for otherness and values of responsibility towards employees, customers and the environment.

EXTENDE, created in January 2010, is the exclusive distributor of CIVA simulation software for Non Destructive Testing, developed by the CEA EA (Commissariat for Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies).

This year, for the third time, we are committed to support and obide by the ten principles of the Global Compact, related to the topics of Environment, Labor, Human Rights and the Fight against corruption.

You can find our COP online, available HERE  or on our WEBSITE 

The EXTENDE team

About Extende

We believe that high quality and innovative Non Destructive Evaluation (NDE) will make our world a safer place and will help preserve the environment.

Therefore, our mission is to bring the benefits of Simulation and NDE Development Methodology to the NDE Community.

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